Youngsters hit by cars minutes apart

A girl was hit by a car in Brierley Hill minutes after a young boy was seriously injured in Wolverhampton.

The crashes left one child needing to be airlifted to the Midlands' paediatric major trauma centre for treatment. Ambulance bosses today urged all motorists to be mindful of young children during the half term holidays.

The first incident happened outside St Stephens Primary School in Woden Road, Wolverhampton at just before 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended after the boy was struck by a car. A six-year-old boy had suffered potentially serious head injuries, as well as a badly broken right leg. He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The second crash happened just minutes later at the Wickets, in Brierley Hill, at 4.35pm.

A 10-year-old girl was hit by a car. She suffered a badly broken right leg. After treatment at the scene, she was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment. West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Murray MacGregor said:

“Whilst drivers should always be aware of children, it is particularly important that they are mindful of youngsters potentially running into the road during half term.

"Equally, we would urge all parents to have the conversation with their children of the need to be careful when playing near or crossing roads.”


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